RRPOA Rules and Regulations
River Ranch Property Owners Association
Rules and Regulations 2023 - 2024
The following rules and regulations have been approved by the Board of Directors and shall apply to all Association members and their guests equally.
MEMBERSHIP/PERMITS/CHECK GATES Eligibility – Membership is open to all property owners within River Ranch acres. Membership is also open to spouses and children (under the age of 21 years old) of property owners. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by property owner. A current paid tax receipt will be required. All persons entering 16 years and older are required to have a legal picture id.
Owners Permit – An owners permit is required of all those 16 years of age or older who wish to be members of the association and utilize its facilities. Permits are valid one year from your prior years date or original sign up date with RRPOA. A current tax receipt, deed, or contract for deed will be required.
Spouse Permit – Allows access only, no voting, no guests, no additional ATVs.
Guest Permits – Members may bring guests. Guest permits are required by each guest. Guests must obey all rules. Annual Guest Permit is valid year to date. One (1) Guest permit per year per property owner are all an owner can have. Guest must be accompanied by owner member at all times. Owner & guest must both sign out.
Family Pass – Will cover adult children & families or members' parents.
Guests on either regular guest pass or family pass must sign out or there will be consequences for member.
GATE HOURS - RRPOA check gate is open 24 hours.
CHECK IN - All members and their guests must check in on entering to the property. Guest must be accompanied by owner member when checking in.
SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS to the guest permit requirements are available for parties, weddings, work days, etc. when such activities are limited to the member’s personal camp only. Guests covered by these exceptions are not to bring ATVs, buggies, airboats or other off road vehicles or boats, engage in hunting or fishing nor use any facilities other than the member’s camp. Members must make arrangements at check gates for a special exception.
HUNTING AND FISHING are allowed in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Florida Game and Freshwater Fish Commission and the special rules of RRPOA. Hunting seasons are those for the Central Zone as established by Florida GFC and special hog seasons as posted by RRPOA
RRPOA HUNTING RULES:
- No killing of DOE deer at any time.
- No killing of wild hogs outside of established hunting seasons (archery, muzzle loading and general gun) or RRPOA special opportunity hog hunts.
- No use of dogs to hunt, catch or pursue wild hogs except during general gun or RRPOA special hog hunts. No night hunting of wild hogs at any time.
- No dogs of any kind in hunting area during the period starting Labor Day till General gun starts then Members may bring non – hunting dogs into the area provided they are leashed and stay in/on vehicles.
- The “Griffin Property” is designated a Still Hunt Area, vehicles are restricted to established trails and no dogs are permitted (except bird dogs are permitted during general gun and small game).
- Dogs must have a collar bearing the name, address and phone number of the owner. Dogs must be in a pen or tied up at camps.
- No hunting with or discharging of firearms in the camping area.
- Blaze orange hat/vest is required when entering hunting during all hunting seasons.
- Trapping of any animal or fish is NOT PERMITTED.
- No crossing of fences to South Florida Water Management Property (KICCO or Lightsey Tract) Triply Canopy, Joe Stokes or Avon Park Bombing Range is permitted.
- No “night riding” in hunting area; exit area after legal hunting hours and remain out until 1 hour before sunrise. Also no “night riding” in hunting area in the off season.
- No guests 5 days prior to and including first 9 days of General Gun.
- No guests 5 days prior to and including first 9 days of Archery and Spring Gobbler.
- Additional no guest dates posted.
**These rules are in addition to applicable game laws, rules and regulations and were instituted to improve safety, game management, and allow all hunters an appropriate area.
Your cooperation is essential to the Association. Please obey all the rules and encourage your fellow members to do the same. Report theft, vandalism, poaching and arson.
Additional Misc Rules
- No building of Permanent Structures, and no trailers larger than 12 feet wide AND no more than 400 square feet.
- All ATV’s, buggies and off road vehicles must display an ORV permit and flag. No track vehicles allowed. No dirt bikes or motorcycles.
- Only Bush-Hogs are allowed. Light equipment will be allowed after filling out form at gate and getting approval...
- No cutting of live trees including cabbage palms. Palmettos may be mowed but not pushed up.
- No cutting of fences. Enter RRPOA property only through check gates or Griffin combination lock gate.
- No night hunting of any game.
- As of 2009 River Ranch is no longer issuing camps. Camping is allowed on deeded lots. Those without a deeded lot are allowed to camp in the temporary camping area. Temporary means Temporary! You cannot leave anything behind. Guests are not allowed to have a campsite.
- No dumping or littering. Dumpsters are at check gate. No trash from home in dumpsters.
- No fires other than camp fires. Do not leave fires unattended, you are responsible for your fire.
- No discharge of firearms in camping area.
- Speed limit in camp area is 10 mph. Roads are not maintained for street vehicles, road conditions vary, four wheel drive may be necessary. Do not intentionally damage roads with ATVs, buggies, etc. No loud vehicles.
- No riding in wet weather ponds or canal
- Members who do not comply with any of RRPOA’s rules and regulations are subject to fines.
- All children using the playground must be accompanied by an adult
- The Association does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations, including, but not limited to , the employment or membership of any individual.
ATV RIDER INFORMATION
- If you want to ride faster go to the Playpen. Do not do donuts on the camp roads. RRPOA money pays for the upkeep on these roads. Do not damage them.
- All ATVs must be equipped with a flag.
- During Hunt Season, respect the hunt area. Make yourself aware of State Hunting Laws. If in a Hunt Area in gun season, wear a blaze orange vest or hat.
- Make yourself aware of State laws concerning ATVs. There are periodic patrols by Sheriff’s Office and State Game Officers.
- You are riding at your own risk. Consider using proper safety equipment.
If you have any questions contact your district Board Representative or any Board Member.
2005 Florida Statute
316.2074 All-terrain vehicles:
(1) It is the intent of the Legislature through the adoption of this section to provide safety protection for minors while operating an all-terrain vehicle in this state.
(2) As used in this section, the term "all-terrain vehicle" means any motorized off-highway vehicle 50 inches or less in width, having a dry weight of 900 pounds or less, designed to travel on three or more low-pressure tires, having a seat designed to be straddled by the operator and handlebars for steering control, and intended for use by a single operator with no passenger.
For the purposes of this Section, "all-terrain vehicle" also includes any "two-rider ATV" as defined in s. 317.0003.
(3) No person under 16 years of age shall operate, ride, or be otherwise propelled on an all-terrain vehicle unless the person wears a safety helmet meeting United States Department of Transportation standards and eye protection.
(4) If a crash results in the death of any person or in the injury of any person which results in treatment of the person by a physician, the operator of each all-terrain vehicle involved in the crash shall give notice of the crash pursuant to s. 316.066.
(5) Except as provided in this section, an all-terrain vehicle may not be operated upon the public roads, streets, or highways of this state, except as otherwise permitted by the managing state or federal agency.
(6) An all-terrain vehicle having four wheels may be used by police officers on public beaches designated as public roadways for the purpose of enforcing the traffic laws of the state. All-terrain vehicles may also be used by the police to travel on public roadways within 5 miles of beach access only when getting to and from the beach.
(7) An all-terrain vehicle having four wheels may be used by law enforcement officers on public roads within public lands while in the course and scope of their duties.
(8) A violation of this section is a noncriminal traffic infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in chapter 318.